My love of reading + self-discovery pushed me to create a BOOK CLUB in Chicago :). Every month I share with you an overview of the questions//discussion requests so you can either use #1] the invitations for the newspaper or #2] catch the CHAARG girls near you + organize your own CHAARG Book Club! #2] Why do you think that the four agreements, although they are so simple, are difficult to respect? We are creatures of attachment – we are so attached to our ideas, opinions and perspectives. These guidelines are a matter of letting go! 8. The four agreements seem to be common sense. Do you think it is easy or difficult to practice these agreements? Has the practice of one or more of the four agreements changed your life? Remember, these are questions that will help you go deep and engage. In an hour, we won`t be able to cover them all and we won`t even try. This is a list of quotes and questions that will help you prepare for the New Age Book Study that will deal with the agreements of the four agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz, and this study guide is complete in its entirety. To find more blog posts on comment questions on the same topic in other books, check out this archive. #1] Which of the four agreements reaches you the most? If you would like to download these questions for personal use, please use the download button above. The document is opened as an Adobe .pdf file.
In the upper-left corner, click Save and select the location on your computer where you want to save the file. 5. The second agreement is, “Don`t take anything personally.” What are some of the ways you`ve taken things personally? Do you believe that the opinions of others are more important than your own? Do you take it personally if someone disagrees with you? “Your body is a manifestation of God, but if you honor your body, everything will change for you. If you train yourself to give love to every part of your body, you plant seeds of love in your mind, + as you grow, you will love, honor, + respect your body. Each action then becomes a ritual in which you honor God. 6. The third agreement is: “Don`t make assumptions.” Give some examples of why assumptions can cause so much suffering. Do you start from the most significant scenarios? #12] You can have a lot of great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. What should you do? How are you going to do it? #10] We assume that partners/friends know what we want. We must defend our desires. How can we know if we desire something “selfish”? Discuss the importance of communication + all the lessons you have learned from conversations. The exercise that could help you overcome resentment 3.
Describe what Don Miguel means by “image of perfection.” Why does it cause so much suffering? What is your image of perfection? How does this image affect your happiness? #6] “Our greatest fear is to be human.” What does this mean for you? “Death is not the greatest fear we have – our greatest fear is taking the risk of being alive.” the risk of being alive + expressing who we really are. Being alone is people`s greatest fear. We have learned to live our lives and try to meet the demands of others. We have learned to live from the point of view of others, because we are afraid of not being accepted and not being good enough for someone else. Can someone who made you suffer be your greatest teacher? #11] Always doing your best is being aware of your choices. There are no bad decisions – there are good decisions and learning choices. You`re never stuck when you make a decision. Is there something you need to make a decision about? 7. The fourth chord is, “Always do your best.” What are some examples of how the practice of this agreement would change your life? Do you have too much tendency to push yourself? Do you know when you did your best? 1. . .